Adult Education for Effective Resource Management in the Multi-ethnic Nigerian Environment

By Arikpo B. Arikpo, Simon I. Akpama, Cecilia K. Essien and Anthony G. Bullem.

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Resources may be defined as factors of production. The objective of any production effort is to either manufacture a good, or render a service, essentially needed by someone else. In order to produce, management, which is the art of; planning, or organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating resources, must be involved. Resources refer to the 5Ms of management; namely; men/women, money, machines, materials and methods. Effective resource management therefore, requires the appropriate management of the 5Ms, so as to achieve desired goals. In resource management, human resource is seen as very important. We may have money, sophisticated machinery, high quality materials, land with most precious minerals, unless we have the right quantity and quality of human resources, (obtained through adult education) real development and progress will be impossible to attain. Adult education uses initial skills and updates knowledge to enable the product to become a more dynamic vessel and instrument as far as human resource development is concerned. Human resource development is the totality of the effort and cost involved in the massive upgrading of productive capacity of people through skills training and retaining for adaptation relevant in one’s task. In Nigeria, with its population of about 150 million people, made up of over 350 ethnic groups, it could be impossible to manage such people without adult education, since we must feel concerned about how; we treat them, use them in terms of functions assigned and how we train them to perform such functions. Consequently, the focus of this paper was to describe and recommend some conceptual and practical methods relevant in the management of human resources in the multi-ethnic Nigerian environment. The approach which is recommended, would among others gains, reduce unemployment and related social vices which have been obstacles to real development in Nigeria.

Keywords: Adult Education, Effective Resource Management, Multi-ethnic, Nigerian Environment

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp.53-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 621.728KB).

Prof. Arikpo B. Arikpo

Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Arikpo B. Arikpo, a Nigerian with University education obtained from Nebraska University system, USA (1975-1984). Has been a lecturer in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria since 1986 till date. Other positions held were; Director Government Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education; Coordinator University of Calabar Distance and Extra- Mural Studies Programmes and Head, Department of Adult and Continuing Education. A member of many academic and service organisations and a recipient of many honors and awards from Nigeria and USA. My hobbies are farming, current affairs and adult empowerment programmes development. Married with children.

Dr. Simon I. Akpama

Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult & Continuing Education, Faculty of Education., University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Simon I. Akpama holds a Bachelor Degree in Adult Education, a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and a Ph.D in Social Welfare. He lectures in Department of Adult & Continuing Education, University of Calabar, since 1998 till date. He is a member of numerous academic and service organisations. He is married and blessed with lovely children.

Cecilia K. Essien

Lecturer 1, DEPARTMENT OF ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE-NIGERIA, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Cecilia K. Essien holds a first Degree in Adult Education, Masters Degree and a Ph.D in Adult Environmental Education. She lectures in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar since 1998. She is a member of some academic organisations. She is married and blessed with children.

Anthony G. Bullem

Lecturer 1, Department of Adult & Continuing Education,University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State-Nigeria, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Anthony G. Bullem, a Nigerian, holder of a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education, Master of Education and Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Adult Education from the University of Port Harcourt in 2009. He has been a lecturer in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria since 1999 till date. A former coordinator of Certificate and Diploma programmes in Adult Education Department. He has also functioned as an Assistant Examination Officer of the Department. Has attended several conferences and published papers in many professional journals. He loves farming, reading and foot- balling.

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